Coordinated Entry System
The Coordinated Entry System for All Populations aligns the Single Adult, Family, and Youth Systems into a seamless, collaborative, county-wide platform for housing and service delivery to homeless households

The Coordinated Entry System (CES) provides for youth, individual adults, and families throughout LA County.

The main objectives of the system are to:

  • Reduce the length of time a family is homeless and permanently house them as quickly as possible, using Rapid Re-housing and linkages to supportive services.
  • Build upon existing community-based infrastructures to serve homeless families, leverage resources, and provide more targeted and cost-effective interventions.

Latest updates

New CES Policies Available For Public Comment (September 2017)

3 days ago

2017 – 2018 Consolidated Performance Targets For LAHSA Contracts Book Is Now Available

4 days ago

Historical CES Assessment Appended In Clarity HMIS

2 weeks ago

2017 Coordinated Entry System (CES) Expansion for Individuals, TAY Individuals and TAY Families RFP

Last month

Volunteer Opportunities

3 months ago
SPA Organization Population
Adults Families Youth
1 - Antelope Valley Valley Oasis
2 - San Fernando Valley LA Family Housing
2 - San Fernando Valley Village Family Services
3 - San Gabriel Valley Union Station Homeless Services
3 - San Gabriel Valley Hathaway Sycamore
4 - Central Los Angeles The People Concern
4 - Central Los Angeles PATH
4 - Central Los Angeles Children's Hospital
5 - West Los Angeles St. Joseph Center
5 - West Los Angeles Safe Place for Youth
6 - South Los Angeles SSG HOPICS
6 - South Los Angeles CRCD
7 - East Los Angeles PATH
7 - East Los Angeles The Whole Child
7 - East Los Angeles Jovenes
8 - South Bay / Harbor Harbor Interfaith

CES Regional Lead Map

CES Regional Lead Map



CES for Single Adults Eligibility

  • Over the age of 18
  • Experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County

CES for Adults Aims to:

  • Be low barrier and easy to access
  • Identify and assess people’s needs
  • Prioritize and match based on those needs

CES lays the groundwork for a more efficient use of resources and creates a system that is easier for people experiencing homelessness to navigate. CES for adults relies on a common triage tool (CES Survey Packet) and shared database (Homeless Management Information System) in order to track outcomes and share information


CES for Families Eligibility

To be eligible for any service through our program, a household must:

  1. Meet the definition of a family.
  2. Be facing a housing crisis.

Eligibility for rapid re-housing or prevention assistance is based on the following:

  1. A family must meet the definition of Homeless or imminently at-risk of homelessness (Status will be determined when you visit the Family Center).
  2. A family must have one or more minor children in your legal custody.
  3. Income must be at or below 30% Area Median Income.

The CES for Families system is supported by the Family Solution Centers (FSC). The FSCs are a collaborative, community based response. Each regional FSC will build and maintain a collaborative of community partners that can provide interim and permanent housing, information, supportive services and resources that homeless families need to become stably housed.

The CES for Families utilize the County’s information and referral line, 211 LA County, to reach families who may be in need of homeless services to help stabilize their housing situation. All families contacting 211 receive a screening for CES for Families whenever a housing crisis is identified.

Service Process Map


The Coordinated Entry System for Youth (Youth CES) is a regionally coordinated, client centered system that streamlines access to developmentally appropriate housing and support services for youth and young adults, ages 16-24, experiencing homelessness and housing instability in Los Angeles County.

By bringing together new and existing programs and resources, and using standardized tools and processes, youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability are able to access housing and/or support services that meet their needs.

Youth CES aims to streamline the process to:

  1. Provide safety and support for youth in crisis;
  2. Get youth off the street as quickly as possible; and
  3. Prevent homeless youth from becoming chronically homeless adults.